This is a low cost power supply that’s been in the market for quite a while.
I thought I’d give it a try since my Gigabyte Odin GT 550w was already in a sick state.
The model is VAN-520C, which unfortunately isn’t found in Vantec’s Product Page. I can’t seem to find it on Google. 🙁
It’s a neat looking power supply, kind of reminds me of Galaxy’s products.
The product comes with sufficient cables for most computer setup.
1x 20+4 pin
1x 8pin CPU (8-pin EPS12V)
1x PCI-E 6 pin
1x PCI-E 6+2 pin
6x 4 Pin peripheral (molex)
My only complaint is that the 8-pin EPS12V connector is short. I’m using a Coolermaster Centurion 590 casing where the power supply is at the bottom. Getting the 8-pin EPS12V connector to reach the socket on the motherboard was a challenge. Generally I had to let the cables hug the motherboard along whatever clear path in order to reach it, not a simple drag and plug. 🙁
The ON / OFF switch isn’t one that lights up when power on, something I didn’t like as well. Fan was silent in operation all the way.
On the plus side, at least the cables are nicely sleeved in blue.
Here are some details of this power supply.
While it’s only 520w – the power supply had no problem powering my GTX 470 day and night on full load. No issues faced with this unit so far.
It’s a cheap power supply, I got mine for about RM 169 here in Petaling Jaya.
It does the job just fine, the price itself is an indicator that the power supply is not something that is 80 PLUS Certified.
It’s a good PSU if you are looking to cut cost.